On this day the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval officer and one of the greatest navigators in history. His voyages in the Endeavour led to the European discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands.
The replica of Captain Cook's ship HM Bark Endeavour arrives in Sydney Harbour after a 13 month nautical mile circumnavigation of Australia. The Endeavour was the ship Cook sailed on his first voyage to Australia.
captain cook's map of australia, where he landed with his crew during their first expedition in 1770
Quote by Umberto Eco => Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale.
Another image and link to information about the 1994 built replica of Captain James Cook's bark Endeavour. He mapped much of Australia's East Coast in sailing on the original ship built as a coal carrier in